Baby stories — those I’ve got plenty of.
From the “firsts” with my first, the unexpected with my second to the I’m-no-longer-surprised-or-grossed-out experiences with my third.
As a third time mamá this time around I’m definitely more relaxed. You feel the hardships with the other two, but that “Mommy Bootcamp” has prepared you for anything this little one may throw your way — even with all the surprise moments, you are surely much better prepped. Not to prevent those moments from happening, but to be able to roll up your sleeves and handle ANYTHING that is thrown your way — those OMG mom moments.
This post has been sponsored by Baby Orajel™ however all opinions are my own
My third baby projectile vomits like no other child of mine. I’m never prepared for it. It’s usually preceded by gummy smiles and giggles.
In one second it has shot out of her mouth, flown through the air and landed ON MY FACE just as I was about to take a selfie of the both of us to send to grandma. Yep. Gross! Just like in the movies, where you think “that looks sooooo fake.” Well, it’s not. It’s real life and it’s all over my face and neck and dripping down my chest.
It can happen anytime anywhere and as a friend pointed out “I don’t even flinch.” I just wipe it off and move on. But that’s just it, the only way to survive this thing called parenting is to have a sense of humor.
See, what many without children don’t realize is that motherhood is all about the unexpected and moments that seem impossible to get through – but we all get through them.
Here are a few tips to handles these OMG mom moments:
- HUMOR. Just laugh and wipe whatever is it off. Nothing you can do about it now, so take a shower and wait for the next surprise. Make note of the story to share later on. Especially with those without kids!
- SOOTHING. Unexpected moments may also make baby feel unsettled or cranky. Make sure to take proper care of the little one after said event. A gentle baby massage, a bath or even a tooth and gum cleaning with Baby Orajel™ Tooth & Gum Cleanser and finger brush. A gentle mouth rub helps get out milk and food buildup which can lead to bacteria in mouth (or thrush) and cause babies to be upset and fussy.
- ROLL with IT. Don’t focus on the severity of the mess or situation but be able to roll with the punches. You can’t prevent these moments, so channel your inner RAMBO mom and get in there show it who’s boss. Then have some vino, you deserve it.
After a while, nothing grosses you out and you can even take care of it with one hand.
Now THAT’S some serious mom skills.